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Nora Schwaller
Disaster recovery and resilience, population displacement

Nora Louise Schwaller is a licensed architect invested in resilient design and development. She concentrates on the relationship between pre-disaster conditions on post-disaster recovery. In this area, she is most interested in the effect of disasters on community cohesion, population displacement, and tipping points for settlement abandonment.

Prior to joining this program, she worked for an architecture firm in San Francisco. There, she worked on the design and construction of Emergency Services Buildings, such as fire stations, which require a standard of construction necessary to allow them to provide essential services in the aftermath of a disaster. She has a Master of Architecture and a Bachelor of Architecture from Tulane University, where she studied the built environment in a recovering city and focused on community development projects.


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